Obituary for Ruth Carden (Whitlow)
Ruth Whitlow Carden, 91, of Roanoke County, peacefully passed away on Monday, November 21, 2016.
She was born on Wednesday, September 16, 1925 in Kellysville, W.Va. to the late George and Jennie Whitlow, and was the last to remain in her immediate family. Forever, the stories that she shared, the good food that she made, and the love she gave will always be a part of our memories.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son who was loved, cherished, and gone too soon, Karl N. Mowry, Jr.; siblings, Bill Whitlow, Willard Whitlow, Bubby Whitlow, and Wilmoth Whitlow Gibbs; her first husband and father to her children, Karl N. Mowry, Sr.; and her second husband, Bert Carden.
Her surviving family includes her daughter and caretaker, Amber Spikes and husband, Jimmy; daughter-in-law, Nancy Mowry; grandchildren, Shannon Turner and husband, Mitch, Shane Spikes and wife, Khym, Seth Mowry, Amanda Spikes, Brian Spikes, and Erin Schmacher; great-grandchildren, Alayna and Kylie Turner, Gage Mowry, and Easton (affectionately known by Ruth as “My baby”) Spikes; and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Snyder Nursing Home for their loving care.
A period of visitation will begin at 1 p.m. on Friday, November 25, 2016 in the John M. Oakey & Son Chapel in Salem with the funeral service following at 2 p.m. Interment will immediately follow at Sherwood Memorial Park. The Rev. Marshall Allen and Mitch Turner will officiate.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.johnmoakey.com.